Medical and Dental Emergencies

Medical emergencies

In the case of an emergency, please contact your local hospital. Here are the contact details for local accident and emergency (A & E) departments :

  • RVI Accident and Emergency
    Richardson Road, Newcastle, NE1 4LP
    Telephone: 0191 233 6161
    Open 24 hours. Emergency contraception available only when no other clinics available eg bank holidays and weekends.

  • North Tyneside General Hospital
    Rake Lane, North Shields, NE29 8NH
    Telephone: 0844 811 8111

  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    Sheriff Hill, Gateshead NE9 6SX
    Telephone: 0191 445 2171

  • Blaydon Minor Injury and Illness Unit
    Blaydon Primary Care Centre, NE21 5NW
    Telephone: 0191 443 6302
    The Unit is open from 8:00am to 10:00pm, 7 days a week.

  • Royal Victoria Infirmary (Minor Injuries Unit)
    Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle, NE1 4LP
    Telephone: 0191 282 0531
    The Minor Injuries Unit at the RVI is open from 8:00am to 9:00pm, 7 days a week.
  • Westgate Walk in Centre
    Westgate Road, Newcastle General Hospital
    Telephone: 0191 282 3000
    The Unit is open from 8:00am to 08:00pm, 7 days a week.
  • NHS 111 service
    Telephone 111 for medical advice over the telephone.

  • Your doctor's surgery should have a recorded message with information on who to contact in an emergency.

Dental emergencies

  • Newcastle Dental Hospital. - an emergency clinic operates Monday to Friday (apart from bank holidays) from 8.00am each morning. You are strongly advised to attend as early as possible as only a limited number of patients can be seen on a first come first seen basis.

Mental health emergencies

  • For mental health emergencies see Counselling and mental health Support
  • The Samaritans - Tel: 116 123
  • MIND (National Association for Mental Health) has an information line on 0845 766 0163 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.
  • CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) - targeted at young men aged between 15-35. A free and confidential phone line available Saturday to Tuesday 5pm-midnight. Call 0800 58 58 58.